Hilton International is expanding its presence in Nicosia with the opening of the 194-room, four star Hilton Park Nicosia on 1st January, 2003. Hilton International have signed a management contract to run the hotel - formerly known as the Forum Intercontinental Hotel - on behalf of Louis Hotels Limited, a subsidiary of Louis Cruise Lines.
The Hilton Park Nicosia has received over US$5M worth of renovations including a new Spa, indoor/outdoor Swimming Pools, a Bar and a Restaurant. The renovation includes expansion of the hotel's existing extensive meeting and conference facilities, including a full service business centre.
In addition, a new Management Agreement between Hilton International and the Cyprus Tourism Development Company Limited has been signed for the Hilton Cyprus to replace the existing Lease Agreement with effect from 1st January, 2003. The 298-room, five star Hilton Cyprus has been operating for 35 years and is the leading five star hotel in Nicosia, featuring 84 Executive Floor rooms, a Clubroom, a Health Club, Bars and Restaurants, and Meeting and Conference facilities.
Mr. Costakis Loizou, Executive Chairman of the Louis Group said, “This exciting new strategic agreement underlines Louis Group’s commitment in co-operating with the leading organizations worldwide in its sphere of activities. We look forward to strengthening and extending further our relationship with Hilton International both in Cyprus and abroad”.
Peter van der Vliet, Vice President, Hilton International, Mediterranean/Eastern Europe, added, “We are very pleased with this extended co-operation, and the new venture improves the profitability of both groups. We are pleased to be able to extend our presence in Cyprus and other Mediterranean destinations with such a leading comprehensive tourism company like the Louis Group”.
Hilton International, a subsidiary of Hilton Group plc, and Hilton Hotels Corporation have a worldwide alliance to market Hilton, the world's best-known hotel brand. Collectively offering over 2,400 hotels in 78 countries worldwide, both companies are recognised as leaders in the hospitality industry.
The Louis Organisation, founded in 1938, is the largest tourism organisation in the Eastern Mediterranean. The group runs Louis Cruise Lines, Louis Hotels and Louis Catering, and is committed to fulfilling the needs and wishes of its customers ensuring the best quality for the best price.
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